• Thai Mass Transport Systems UPDATED 9/03/2553

  • Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.
Discussion about railroad topics everywhere outside of North America.

Moderators: Komachi, David Benton

  by thaitransit
 
Hi I'm an Australian living in Mahachai city in Thailand and I'm very interested in mass transport and railway topics that i created a web site dedicated to all kinds of Thai mass transport.

It can be visited at http://thaitransit.blogspot.com

The new topics are

SRT: The Mahachai Rail Yard.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/03 ... -yard.html

SRT: The Mahachai line a trip from Bang Bon to Mahachai.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/03 ... on-to.html

There are also 18 other Thai mass transport topics on the site covering everything from buses to the BTS and MRT metro lines of Bangkok.

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.
Last edited by thaitransit on Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:02 am, edited 22 times in total.

  by David Benton
 
Great site and pictures thanks .
Amazing that with the relatively cheap labour rates in thailand , that they dont have old fashioned track gangs to at least hand tamp the tracks into reasonable condition .
the boats bring back memories of my time in Bangkok , still no mufflers .

  by Somebody
 
Funny to see you on here Nick! :)

Anyway, nice photos.

  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems Blog. with 4 new interesting transport topics.

SRT: The Eastern Line and the construction of the Airport Rail Link.
http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... on-of.html

SRT: The Main System (Hualamphong Station and rail yard).
http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... n-and.html

SRT: A trip on the Ayutthaya Commuter Line (Main North line).
http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... -line.html

The Buses of Suvarnabhumi Airport and Suvarnabhumi Bus Terminal.
http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... t-and.html

I hope you find these update rather interesting. More updates will be coming soon.

  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems website:

I have added 2 new topics from a recent trip to Prachuap Khiri Khan. Also on this trip I took my 1st ever night railway images.

SRT: Prachuap Khiri Khan railway station and night shots.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... ation.html

The Mass Transport of Prachuap Khiri Khan.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... -khan.html

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.

  by David Benton
 
Great photos as usual . amazingly clean and bright railway station . none of the feeling of decay and neglect you have with stations here .

  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems website with 3 new interesting topics.

1. The Thonburi Rail Yard and Thai steam engine fleet.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... steam.html

2. The Thonburi Commuter rail line.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... muter.html

3. The Buses of Nakhon Pathom and Bus route 402.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/04 ... route.html

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.

  by David Benton
 
another great set of photos thanks . good to see youre allowed to tour the yards and workshops , something not possible in most countries .
i think the small wheel in the diesel would be a handbrake .

  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems website with 4 new interesting topics.

1. SRT: Bang Sue Junction and Station.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/05 ... ation.html

2. The Mega Mochit 2 Bus Terminal.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/05 ... minal.html

3. The Main South line: Bang Sue to Taling Chan link.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/05 ... -chan.html

4. Mochit 2: The Metro Bus Terminal.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/05 ... minal.html

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.

  by thaitransit
 
Yes over here you don't need to ask in advance to look around the yards and workshops. Just be friendly with staff and they will most likely help you find something good to take a pic of.

in some locations like Mahachai the rail yard is part of the town i.e. there is no start and end point to it and people walk though it constantly.

Thanks for your interest in my pics

  by David Benton
 
I remember going across the river from Bangkok , and pretty much wandering around the railway yard there . ( thornburi ???) but that would be nearly 20 years ago now .
  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems website with a new interesting topic.

1. The Mass Transport of Samut Chedi and The Temple in the sea.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/06 ... i-and.html

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.
  by thaitransit
 
I have recently updated my Thai Mass Transport Systems website with 3 new interesting topics.

1. The Mass Transport of Phra Pradaeng.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... daeng.html

2. The Buses and Trucks of Paknam City

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... -city.html

3. The Mass Transport of Kheha Thonburi + Vans of Rama 2.

http://thaitransit.blogspot.com/2008/07 ... -vans.html

I hope you find the pictures and vehicles shown to be of interest if you view this please post some comments and feelings about the pictures.